Omicron strain infects 17 people in Japan, including 2 people on standby after returning home
On the 20th, 17 new cases of the Omicron strain, a variant of the new corona virus, were announced in Japan.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced on Tuesday that 14 men and women who entered the country from the U.S., U.K. and other countries between the 12th and 16th of this month were confirmed to have been infected with the Omicron strain by airport quarantine.
In addition, one person in Tokyo and one in Gunma who was on home quarantine were confirmed to be infected, and in Okinawa, a woman in her 40s who works at the Camp Hansen U.S. military base was confirmed to be infected. The total number of confirmed cases of the Omicron strain in Japan is now 82.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced on the 20th that 41 new cases of the new corona infection have been confirmed at the airport quarantine.
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